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The latest news section of the website provides an archive of all our press releases. Each item is appropriately time stamped and correct at the time of being published.

Alton saplings planted as EHDC tree-planting plan grows

10 Dec 2020
East Hampshire District Council provided stakes and guards to protect more than 100 trees planted in Alton. EHDC has pledged to see 120,000 trees planted, one for every resident in the district, as part of its commitment to tackling the climate emergency. As well as providing grants to pay...

How are you coping with the coronavirus crisis? Take our survey

08 Dec 2020
East Hampshire District Council is running a survey of residents to find out how people are managing during the pandemic. The survey will reveal how coronavirus is affecting people’s lives and how the council can help. Questions focus on the impact on mental health and personal finances as...

Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop grows

07 Dec 2020
A new section of Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop – an interconnecting network of pathways through the town - is set to be completed in the new year. East Hampshire District Council, Hampshire County Council and Whitehill Town Council have continued to work together throughout lockdown to...

Whitehill & Bordon Leisure Centre ready to go

04 Dec 2020
Whitehill & Bordon Leisure Centre opened this week, marking the end of a £30 million project to revamp East Hampshire’s sport and leisure provision. The new centre, which opened to the public on Thursday, features a six-lane swimming pool, a teaching pool, a fitness suite and virtual spin...

Two grant schemes available to businesses affected by the November coronavirus restrictions

01 Dec 2020
Businesses in East Hampshire now have two options available for grant support if they have been affected by the November coronavirus restrictions. Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) The LRSG is for businesses that have been required to close by law and occupy a building for which they receive...

Stay safe, shop local with Free After Three in Petersfield

27 Nov 2020
Joint release from East Hampshire District Council and Petersfield Town Council East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has teamed up with Petersfield Town Council to make Swan Street car park ‘Free After Three’ this December. From 3 to 24 December inclusive, Swan Street pay and display car park in...

Stay safe, shop local with Free After Three!

25 Nov 2020
Alton Town Council has teamed up with East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) to bring you ‘Free After Three’ this Christmas. From 3 to 24 December inclusive, Bank pay and display car park (next to the Community Centre) will be free to park in from Monday to Saturday after 3pm to help encourage...

RegenCo appointed by Homes England to support the redevelopment of the former Panshanger Aerodrome site in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire

17 Nov 2020
A council-owned consultancy has been appointed to support the high-profile re-development of land formerly in use as Panshanger Aerodrome in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire. EHDC-RegenCo, which forms part of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), has been appointed by Homes England...

Businesses forced to close under national coronavirus restrictions should claim a grant now

12 Nov 2020
Businesses that have been forced to close as part of the current national restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus can now claim a grant through East Hampshire District Council. Eligible businesses must have been open as usual, providing in-person services to customers from their business...

Let’s stick together and stick to the rules, that’s the way to beat the virus

05 Nov 2020
On Saturday the Prime Minister moved the country into lockdown for a second time in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus. A move that will make a difficult year worse for so many of our local businesses. Non-essential retail is being shut down, just as they were preparing for their pivotal...